When your oven starts to smoke
When food leaks or drips onto the oven floor, your home is going to fill up with smoke, fast, warns Varda Epstein, a mother of 12 and parenting expert at Kars4Kids. If the bulk of your food is still cooking, so you can’t turn off the oven, sprinkle the drip with a heavy layer of baking soda. “That will stop the smoking, so you can finish cooking,” Epstein says. “Later, use a dust pan and brush to clear the baking soda and burnt on crust, then clean your oven as usual.” Here are more brilliant ways to use baking soda around your house.